Westar Energy, Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 05, 2013. A cash
dividend payment of $0.34 per share is scheduled to be paid on
October 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased WR stock prior to the
ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This
marks the 3rd quarter that WR has paid the same dividend. At the
current stock price of $30.51, the dividend yield is 4.46%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WR was $30.51,
representing a -12.73% decrease from the 52 week high of $34.96 and
a 11.64% increase over the 52 week low of $27.33.
WR is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes
companies such as Duke Energy Corporation (
) and Exelon Corporation (
). WR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $2.38. Zacks Investment Research reports WR's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -1.18%, compared to an
industry average of 1.3%.
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Interested in gaining exposure to WR through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WR as a top-10 holding:
- Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF (
The top-performing ETF of this group is VBR with an increase of
4.27% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of WR at 0.43%.